Tombs are found in three types:
- The pyramid with its widely known form, symbolizes a stair to the sky, reason for which it rises so high over the floor.
These last two types are tombs reserved to pharaohs. All tombs are decorated with paintings.
Not all pyramids have the same shape. In Saqqara (first image) for example, one can see stairs.
It is interesting to see how antic forms still inspire modern artists. The first pyramid is Biblos, the most popular disco in Tampico, the second is the crystal pyramide at the Louvre (Paris). Of course, these buildings only have a hood that respects more or less the original shape, yet it is curious to notice that even the Mexican architect adopted this shape instead of any model inherited from some traditional precolombian culture.
© The pyramid at Saqqara is courtesy from Royce Fromme.
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